Subwoofers are responsible for creating deep bass.

A subwoofer is an intergral part to an audiophile system, presenting a solid speaker that can play sounds at 20Hz - 200Hz to enhance the overall ability of your speaker set up.

What Is A Subwoofer?

A subwoofer is a speaker that can produce deep, bass sounds between 20Hz and 200Hz. Different subwoofers of industry standards can produce across this range, and are the perfect compliment to a professional audio setup.

A subwoofer is a speaker that is specifically designed to play music at deeper, lower frequencies in the 20Hz – 200Hz range.

While not essential to produce sound, they are favoured by audiophiles, speaker heads and music lovers the world over for their ability to give music depth. A proper subwoofer in a sound system can give music a rich, woody element as it produces deep sounds.

While some speakers possess the ability to produce a wide range of frequencies, the subwoofer can take a load of a sound system by shouldering this responsibility. This means that other speakers in the system can be used for the intended function, and can be isolated to play certain frequencies themselves.

In home audio, subwoofers are most commonly found in home theatre systems alongside soundbars. They are great for entertainment and can make concerts, movies and game far more sensory.

In car audio, subwoofers are arguably one of the most important components of a system. Automotive sound enthusiasts invest in subwoofers to make playing on the music a lot more enjoyable than it would be played on a stock system.

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Below, find some of the most common questions that our expert audio team and editors are asked about subwoofers.
What does a subwoofer do?
Subwoofers are speakers that are responsible for producing sounds at deeper, low freuqencies and provide great depth and range to a hifi or audio setup.
What is the difference between subwoofer and speaker?
A subwoofer is simply a type of speaker, designer specifically for producing bass sounds. All speakers are engineered to produce sounds at specific frequencies.
Is subwoofer better than woofer?
Subwoofers can produce deeper sounds than woofers, so if this is what you're after - better to a get subwoofer. If you don't mind your bass being a bit shallow, then get a woofer.
Do you really need a subwoofer?
You should invest in a subwoofer if you prefer to experience deep bass when you listent to your music. If you're not bothered, you won't really notice a difference.
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